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This RFQ notice is for the purpose of soliciting and/or attracting interested architectural & design firms for the design of a regional training center. This project is intended to be a "Ground level down" type of project to include all aspects of a typical "Civil" plat layout. This project will need to proceed at a fast pace due to spending timeline requirements established by the bond funding the project. Missed timetables will result in monetary penalties. Firms interested in this project should be aware that the current goal is to complete the RFQ process, choose the firm, and begin an aggressive schedule with a goal of beginning physical work at the site to begin by mid to late July of 2020.

In addition to the requirements delineated above, this project is also subject to a limited (Time) opportunity regarding productive ground, soil, concrete, and infrastructure work. Ultimately, the overall goal of this project is to have the infrastructure to include roads, utilities, curbing, sidewalks, building pads, and everything else necessary to facilitate above ground, structure & prop work to proceed through the winter months.

On completion of the RFQ process and the selection of the firm, the first initial step will be to conduct a meeting to establish professional rapport and delineate project needs & goals.

Please refer to the RFQ for photos and concepts of the project. Additional questions may be directed to Assistant Chief Don Bartlett as necessary.

Chief Bartlett can be reached at:
(360) 629-2184 Office - Preferred
(360) 913-0254 Cell
dbartlett@northcountyfireems.com - Preferred

North County Regional Fire Authority, known as "North County Fire & EMS," provides fire suppression and emergency medical service to 25,000 people over 110 square miles, including the City of Stanwood. More than 70 emergency personnel respond to approximately 4,200 calls per year. North County Fire & EMS is debt-free, operates under a balanced budget and has passed all its independent audits by the state.

Vision Statement
North County Fire/EMS provides premier medical services, fire, and all-hazard emergency response to reduce risk and enhance the health, welfare, and preparedness of our entire community.

  • Values
    • Integrity - We take personal ownership of all facets of the organization and service we provide to the community, in an honest and trustworthy manner.
    • Excellence - We are committed to professionalism, progressive leadership, and fiscal responsibility.
    • Communication - We provide clear, transparent, and open communication.
    • Innovation - We continuously seek effective ways to carry out our mission.
    • Family - We believe in the importance of family, both personnally and professionally.

Employment Opportunities

Current Information

Fire Chief John Cermak

Fire Chief John Cermak

Fire Chief John Cermak welcomes the opportunity to provide a 15-30 minute presentation to local groups and organizations about the fire district and answer questions.

If you'd like to arrange for a presentation, please contact:

Chief Cermak @ 

360-629-2184 or E-Message

First Aid & CPR Classes


Next 3 Classes
06/20/2020 - Saturday
07/11/2020 - Saturday
08/15/2020 - Saturday

Anyone can learn CPR & First Aid and everyone should!! . . .

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Fire Academy


Next Academy: 2020-02

Starts: September - 2020


We offer two Fire Academies per year. The first academy class usually starts in the first quarter of the year. with the second one starting in the fourth quarter of the year.

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Outdoor Burning Information

Outdoor Burning Allowed

To view additional outdoor burning information, to include alternative to outdoor burning, click on the "Learn More" button below.

Please remember to burn responsibly, be considerate of your neighbors, and to burn in accordance to all applicable burn regulations.

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NOTICE: The North County Regional Fire Authority is currently announcing an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) to perform an ALTA land surveying project.

The North County Regional Fire Authority is currently in the process of completing a due diligence process for two parcels of land. At this time the organization is formally announcing an RFQ process to establish a list of qualified parties to perform an ALTA Survey of the two parcels as described in the RFQ document.

Interested parties can print and fill out the RFQ document & all other requested documents then scan & email back to dbartlett@northcountyfireems.com ATTN: Survey RFQ

Date of opening: Friday, December 6, 2019.

Date of close is: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Review of submissions: Friday, December 13, 2019

Notifications of results: Week of December 16, 2019

Thank you for your interest in this project and we look forward to your submissions.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chief Bartlett at the email address shown above.